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Swerve (2013)

"A watchable genre exercise." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Dec 3, 2013

Philomena (2013)

"Judi Dench gives a remarkably well-realized performance." ‐Film.com
Posted Nov 22, 2013

Narco Cultura (2013)

"A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief." ‐Film.com
Posted Nov 21, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"The steady action footage alone is enough to make this an improvement over the first installment." ‐Film.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013

Musicwood (2013)

"A pointed look at the relationship between art and commerce that brings acoustic-guitar manufacturers and logging corporations to a crossroads, if not an outright impasse." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2013

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

"A superb tearjerker, juxtaposing the inherent passion and sorrow of romance to masterful effect in between beautiful bluegrass ballads." ‐Film.com
Posted Oct 31, 2013

Last Love (2013)

"A three-hander situated comfortably between Venus and Amour on the Euro-codger fun-time spectrum." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Oct 28, 2013

Sweetwater (2013)

"Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Oct 21, 2013

Carrie (2013)

"Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go." ‐Film.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013

Cassadaga (2013)

"...cribs equally from "Ghost Whisperer"-like spiritual melodrama, ghostly mystery, and grisly torture porn." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Oct 8, 2013

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

"The third act marks a commendably goofy sea change in an otherwise agreeably average throwback." ‐Film.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013

Metallica Through the Never (2013)

"It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer." ‐Film.com
Posted Oct 1, 2013

Afflicted (2014)

"Puts enough of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim all its own." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 30, 2013

Hôtel Normandy (2013)

"Jean-Paul Bathany and Stéphane Ben Lahcene's screenplay briskly sets up its game of musical chairs, but then lets its characters wander about the seaside town at a reliably mild velocity." ‐The Dissolve
Posted Sep 26, 2013

We Are What We Are (2013)

"One of the best American horror films of the year." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013

Machete Kills (2013)

"All of the silliness would be a bit more fun if it weren't so exhausting." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 23, 2013

Battle of the Year (2013)

"Should satisfy the planet of b-boys and girls to whom it thoroughly preaches, while amusing anyone else who simply can't ignore the promise of an all-corn buffet." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 20, 2013

The Lunchbox (2014)

"This long-distance love story is comfort food in any language, perfectly agreeable and unlikely to surprise." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"The most fun you'll have watching paint dry all year." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 14, 2013

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"A narrative as emotionally repressed as its subjects must have been." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 11, 2013

Tracks (2014)

"Alternately beautiful and dull, which arguably makes it a faithful encapsulation of the adventure itself." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 5, 2013

Prisoners (2013)

"Denis Villeneuve's film requires and rewards your attention in equal measure. " ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 5, 2013

Gravity (2013)

"This is truly awesome." ‐Film.com
Posted Sep 2, 2013

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Northup's story was a true, terrible thing, and by virtue of telling it, the burdens of all American slaves are unflinchingly realized by Ejiofor and McQueen alike." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 31, 2013

Under the Skin (2014)

"A deliberately oblique work that prizes textures above answers." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013

Labor Day (2014)

"As consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we've seen from Reitman." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"I had to wonder, could I be watching the next remarkably brainy piece of sci-fi, this year's Moon? But then the first space zombie gutted a concerned colleague with a power drill, and in that moment, I knew exactly what I was in for." ‐MSN Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2013

Paranoia (2013)

"There's much sprinting and keyboard-clacking for an audience that might feasibly value the sight of either over the presence of genuine invention or suspense." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"...an even more pronounced cartoon that maintains the first film's habit of mocking comic conventions while rarely subverting them." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013

Planes (2013)

"A visually colorful but otherwise vanilla continuation of the series." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 9, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"Precious little about this is particularly memorable, but it's the odd touch of local color that makes these routine acts of derring-do a bit easier to bear." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013

Elysium (2013)

"Blomkamp's seemingly limitless imagination in terms of tech finds itself repeatedly and frustratingly grounded by heavy-handed storytelling." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 2, 2013

2 Guns (2013)

"If we're being honest, Baltasar Kormákur's 2 Guns beats present-day Walter Hill at his own game." ‐Film.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013

A Teacher (2013)

"Burdge's performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout - if ever there's a reason to seek this one out, it would be for her." ‐Film.com
Posted Jul 30, 2013

The To Do List (2013)

"A star-studded but scattershot affair that tackles its comedic obligations as dutifully as its heroine pursues her sexual conquests." ‐Film.com
Posted Jul 25, 2013

The World's End (2013)

"Wright's terrifically precise approach to comedy remains as well-honed as ever." ‐Film.com
Posted Jul 20, 2013

Red 2 (2013)

"What was once engagingly silly is now much closer to insultingly dumb." ‐Film.com
Posted Jul 19, 2013

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"It's the end result of a calculated brand - two and a half hours of 'fun' in air quotes." ‐Film.com
Posted Jul 1, 2013

Europa Report (2013)

"Its high-minded emphasis on exploration and impeccable special effects are pitted against a familiar one-by-one slasher-like plot and structural cheats..." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 29, 2013

Heli (2014)

"...ultimately comes off as an empty piece of provocation." ‐MSN Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2013

The Conjuring (2013)

"All the contorting girls and pea-soup vomit in the world can hardly compete with a blood-stained sheet and a well-placed doll." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 27, 2013

White House Down (2013)

"Tatum and Foxx's nigh-instantaneous camaraderie makes the alternately corny and convoluted routine of the rest a bit easier to take, even as Emmerich makes every effort to supplant intelligence with patriotism." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 26, 2013

Maniac (2013)

"It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 21, 2013

A Band Called Death (2013)

"Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett have crafted a rousing account of the Hackney brothers, who would not only form the rare all-black punk band, but do so in the mid-'70s, nearly beating the Ramones and the Sex Pistols to the punch." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 19, 2013

World War Z (2013)

"As I understand it, fidelity to Max Brooks' novel has been scant at best, but neither that nor countless post-production woes prevent Paramount's adaptation from serving as an efficient and effectively exciting globe-spanning zombie thriller." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 7, 2013

Violet & Daisy (2013)

"A candy-colored offering of bloodshed and banter so self-conscious that it alienates the viewer early and often." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 6, 2013

The Internship (2013)

"A Google commercial disguised as every other campus comedy ever made, with party-hearty nonsense and fish-out-of-water antics tempered down to PG-13 levels for maximum mediocrity." ‐Film.com
Posted Jun 4, 2013

This Is the End (2013)

"...occupies a frequently hilarious middle ground between their Apatow-produced bromances, the giddy gruesomeness of the recent Aftershock and the confined social abrasiveness of It's a Disaster." ‐Film.com
Posted May 31, 2013

Now You See Me (2013)

"The whole of it is made of flash paper, intended to burn brightly for an instant before vanishing from your memory without a trace." ‐Film.com
Posted May 30, 2013
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